It’s fairly common to come across a film camera with a busted light meter or one that requires discontinued mercury cell batteries to operate. Likewise, there are plenty of film cameras that don’t offer a built-in light meter, including several popular Leica rangefinder models. Enter: the shoe mount light meter.
These little meters offer peace of mind and can help breathe new life into old gear. And our pal, Hamish Gill, had the chance to test the latest competitor in the space: the Keks EM-01 ( $108 + shipping). It features an easy-to-view OLED screen, solid battery life, an aluminum body, and an overall minimalist design. Read the review and see how the Keks stacks up against the ever-popular, yet twice as expensive, Voigtlander VC Meter II.
About Film Fridays: We recently launched an analog forum and in a continuing effort to promote the fun of the medium, we’ll be sharing film-related content on Fridays, including articles from our friends at 35mmc and KosmoFoto.
The Sony Alpha 1 is Sony’s flagship mirrorless camera for, well, just about anything. With a 50MP sensor, it gives you tons of resolution, but it also lets you fire off burst images at 30 fps for fast action sports. Add in 8K video capture and you have a really impressive package.
The DJI Air 2S is exactly what many drone enthusiasts have been asking for: a consumerdrone with a 1″-type camera sensor that’s budget-friendly. Does it live up to the hype? In our opinion, yes.
DxO has just released PureRaw, a simple, standalone program that can automatically apply its high-quality lens corrections and impressive noise-reduction algorithms to your Raw files, and then pass those Raw files off to your favorite editing app. We’re pretty impressed by it – find out why in our review.
The Fujifilm Fujinon XF 70-300mm F4-5.6 R LM OIS WR is a very versatile, compact telephoto zoom lens. But how does it perform? Read our review to find out.